Showing posts from December, 2009

New Applecross Classic

Richie Betts wandered further up Coire nan Arr in the recent fine high pressure weather and discovered another fantastic bloc by the lochshore with a stunning central wall line to give us what looks like Scotland's version of Rubis sur l'Ongles . The boulder is at NG 807 418 in Coire nan Arr. The problem is: The Universal Font 7b.

Glen Lednock Bloc Guide

Kevin Howett has updated his Glen Lednock guide and we've done a new PDF 16 page booklet at Stone Country. The guide includes around 100 problems at this picturesque venue in Perthshire. Stacks of good circuit problems, perfect for the kids, plus some testpieces up to 7b for the strong. A superb little venue, it's perfect on a fine winter's day. The rock is an excellent rough schist and the problems are enjoyably technical. You can download the guide for a nominal £3.50 via Paypal below.

New Dumbarton Website

The most excellent new Dumbarton website has gone live, featuring the bouldering at Dumby. Created by Jonathan Bean, it has some terrific images and very clear topo photos. The site can be accessed here , see what you think... I think it's a long overdue addition to the climbing scene in Scotland.

Shetland Bouldering

Paul Whitworth has started up a new blog following his exploration of Shetland Bouldering . New bouldering has been found just south of Lerwick on the Ness of Sound and it looks impressive. Paul informs me that they are currently working to compete a full climbing guide for Shetland by the end of 2010. The blog will be regularly updated to showcase Shetland's hidden gems.